Error at APOU Message in EMVCo PICC Analog Test CA121

Updated Apr 16, 2020

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  • Micropross Accessories

Issue Details

When executing Test Case CA121, we got the failure message below. Was this caused by hardware or by an antenna optimization issue in my DUT?
Any suggestions to debug the issue?

Transaction NOK
Error at APDU1: status word doesn't match 9000
The status word is unexpected (not equal to 9000)




You may get all failures in CA121~CA127 at all positions.

It happens because the APDU response [I(0)0] does not have the status word(0x9000) at the end of the response.
It could happen because your UICC or e-SIM does not have the EMV appplet data inside.
It is not a hardware problem (including ANT) and is only caused by UICC and e-SIM.

Here is the verdict criteria of Response test (CA121~CA127, CB121~CB128)

  1. The PICC shall answer correctly to each command
  2. The transaction will be considered as successful when the PICC answers all transaction sequences and when each R-APDU contains a status word equal to 0x90 0x00.

There are two solutions:
1. Using UICC(SIM) which has Payment applet data
2. Go to " Option" in the Test suite configuration Tab 

3. Delete all "APDU List" by click "x" and Click the "Save & Apply"

4. Run test : In this case, Test suite doesn't care about the status word (0x9000)